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Utopia as method : the imaginary reconstruction of society

Author: Ruth Levitas
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this major new work by one of the leading writers on Utopian Studies, Ruth Levitas argues that a prospective future of ecological and economic crises poses a challenge to the utopian imaginary, to conceive a better world and alternative future. "Utopia as Method" does not construe utopia as goal or blueprint, but as a holistic, reflexive method for developing what those possible futures might be. It begins by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levitas, Ruth, 1949-
Utopia as method
(DLC) 2013019059
(OCoLC)828486386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Levitas
ISBN: 9781137314253 1137314257
OCLC Number: 854566985
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: From terror to grace --
Riff on blue --
Echoes of elsewhere --
Between sociology and utopia --
Utopia denied --
Utopia revised --
The return of the repressed --
Utopia as archaeology --
Utopia as ontology --
Utopia as architecture.
Responsibility: Ruth Levitas, University of Bristol, UK.

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Utopia should be understood as a method rather than a goal. This book rehabilitates utopia as a repressed dimension of the sociological and in the process produces the Imaginary Reconstitution of  Read more...

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